Baseball, Grade 9 baseball, golf, track
BASEBALL: The Mexico Bulldogs baseball team had a productive weekend at the Marshall Tournament, winning two of their three games.
On Friday morning they lost to Grain Valley 3-1 with a well-played game by both teams. MHS Coach Keith Louder stated they saw which may be one of the best lefthanded pitchers of the season.
Cody Creed took the loss for the Bulldogs, pitching 5 2/3 innings, striking out 9.
Offensively for the 'Dawgs Kyle Whanger was 1-3 and Tyler Bracht was 1-3 with 1 RBI.
On Friday afternoon, the Bulldogs defeated the Kirksville Tigers 4-3 in another well-played game. "This was a good win for us," said Louder. Gavin Jones got the win, pitching all 7 innings with one strikeout and one walk.
Frank Nickoley was 1-3 with an RBI, Jake Willer and Austyn Sampo were 1-3 each and Tyler Bracht was 1-2.
In Saturday's game, the Bulldogs defeated Windsor 12-1 in five innings. Elijah Robinson pitched all 5 innings, striking out 5 and walking 2. Bracht and Matt Ridgway were both 2-3 with an RBI each; Dale Test was 1-4 with 2 RBI, and Sampo was 3-3 with an RBI.
"Overall it was a good outing and a productive weekend," summed up Louder on the tournament.
The Bulldog's are 5-4 overall. Today's conference game at Kirksville was canceled due to weather. The Bulldogs are scheduled to play at home Tuesday (weather permitting) in a varsity double-header against Hannibal.
GRADE 9: Over the weekend the ninth-grade Bulldogs traveled to Wardsville and won third place in the Calvary Lutheran Varsity Baseball Tournament.
On Friday in the opening round the Bulldogs took on host Calvary Lutheran, coming out on top 13-3 after 5 innings. For the Bulldogs Spencer Thomas tripled, doubled and singled, also contributing 2 RBI. Brett Groves 2 RBI, J.W. Turner 1 RBI, Sam Hobbs 1 RBI, Scott Speaks 1 RBI and Dalton Logerman 1 RBI each contributed offensively. D'Milo Nunnelly pitched 3 innings for the win, giving up 1 earned run, while Scott Speaks pitched 2 scoreless innings.
On Saturday in the semi-finals the Bulldogs took on Harrisburg, coming out on the losing end 10-6. For the Bulldogs Tanner Smith led the way with 3 RBI, Spencer Thomas added two triples and 2 RBI, while Logan Anselmi brought in the other lone RBI. Dalton Logerman took the loss for the Bulldogs, giving up 3 earned runs. Logan Anselmi and Shawn Jennings also pitched in the losing cause.
"We came out confident we could compete against one seeded Harrisburg, and we did. We had one bad inning, giving up 8 runs in the third, 5 of which were unearned," Coach Brandon Schafer said.
Finally in the third place game the Bulldogs scored 3 runs in the top of the seventh to beat New Bloomfield 5-2. Spencer Thomas brought home the winning run in the seventh with his second hit of the game. Brayden Smith, Scott Speaks, and Karsten Ekern each drove in 1 RBI in the game. Scott Speaks pitched 6 innings, giving up 1 earned run for the win, while Logan Anselmi pitched the seventh and recorded the save. "Scott came out and beat New Bloomfield's ace, pitching the best game of the year for him. New Bloomfield tied it up in the sixth, but Mexico was able to come out and put together an impressive rally in the seventh for the win.
"This group showed they could handle pressure and win games with offense and defense," Coach Schafer remarked.
Also for the Bulldogs D'Milo Nunnelly won the Tournament's Home Run Derby.
GOLF: Mexico High School varsity boys golf team traveled to Hannibal Saturday to play in the 17th Hannibal Invitational Tournament. Mexico's score was 358.
"Due to the conditions and the stiffness of the competition, we made our individual goals to keep scores in the 80s and more than half of the team was able to do that," remarked MHS coach John Knipfel.
Mexico finished eighth. Not exactly where the coach would have liked for his team to finish, but several of the golfers saw improvements in their games and were reminded of how important course management is in the process of becoming better players.
Other teams competing were: Southern Boone, Blair Oaks, Fulton, North Callaway, Fatima, California, Versailles, Hallsville, Harrisburg, Cuba, New Bloomfield, South Callaway, Linn, Fayette and Southern Boone JV.
Mexico 26-14 on the season will gravel to Moberly on Tuesday.
Vincent Perll 89.
Jordan McNeil 87.
austin Kelsy 98.
Alex Bledsoe 93.
Brock Lunceford 89.
TRACK: On a cold day at the races, the Mexico track teams really competed pretty well at the Kirksville Invitational according to MHS Coach Bucky Green.
"We experienced several personal and season bests throughout the day. Our girls finished second of 13 teams and the boys finished third, said Green. The girls placed in every event they entered. Next competition is Tuesday at Osage Inv.
(PR=Personal Best, SB=Season Best)
High jump, Zori Holman, 5'4", ties PR and SB.
Discus, Anne Baker, 108'3.5, PR.
Triple jump, Karen Baker, 32'9".
Shot put, Phoebe Frazer, 34' 7 .75, SB.
1600 meter, Jami Brandow, 5:35.
800 meeting, Jami Brandow, 2:37.4.
Shot put, Anne Baker, 31'4.5.
Pole vault, Dayneisha Shivers, 7'6".
3200, Maddy Prince, 13:51.
1600, Leslie Fischer, 5:50.
4x100, Allie mudd, shivers, holmanand Tori Shaw, 54.7.
Discus, Abby Gooch, 92'0, PR.
High jump, Haley Test, 5'0 SB, ties PR.
Long jump, Shaw, 13'11".
Triple jump, Shaw, 30'4.5".
Pole vault, Riley Greenwell, 7'0.
Long jump, Karen Baker, 13'11".
200, Mudd, 29.3, PR.
100 hurdles , Shivers, 18.8.
800, Christian Mckeown, 2:02, SB
110 hurdles, Jon Anderson, 17.6.
4x800, Mckeown, Alex Shaw, Malik Holman and Sean Kelly, 8:48.
4x100, Damario Daruthers, Josh Hagedorn, Laine Chedwick and Austin Arnold, 48.5.
4x400, Mckeown, Kelly, Holman and Colin Cosby, 3:47.
Discus, Austin Oetting, 124'3, PR.
1600, Holman, 4:54.
Discus, Matt Pursley, 121'4", PR.
100 dash, Caruthers, 12.3.
800, Jake Vitale, 2:16, SB.
Pole vault, Micah Guinn, 7'6", PR.
3200, Shaw, 11:15.
Triple jump, Jake Anderson, 37'8.5.
High jump, Jake Anderson, 5'8".
4x200, Jon Anderson, Caruthers, Chedwick, Arnold, 1:42.4.
1600, Shaw, 5:17.
100, Arnold, 12.8.
300 hurdles, Jon Anderson, 49.17.